Pinot Noir
Santa Maria Valley

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The 2010 Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir benefited from warmer fermentation temperatures and more whole cluster fermentation than in previous vintages, lending color, fine tannic structure and body. This Pinot Noir possesses a deep ruby color bursting with intense aromas of black cherry, blackberry, cassis and hints of cardamom. The classic ‘Santa Maria spice’, enhanced by the whole cluster fermentation, accentuates earthy tones with a hint of well-integrated oak in the background and fruit flavors similar to the aromatics. A silky texture and fine tannins linger on the finish with enough acidity and body to support years of cellar aging.



80% Presqu'ile Vineyard, 20% Solomon Hills Vineyard
September 17-27, 2010
100% Pinot Noir - 10% Clone 115; 15% Pommard; 25% Clone 667; 50% Clone 777
17 months French oak barrels, 15% new, 85% Neutral
Total Acidity:
5.3 g/L
Alcohol %:

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Winemaker Notes
Two vineyards and three clones offer complexity and balance. Lush fruit, silky mouth feel and a long finish are all hallmarks of this wine. Carefully selected and sorted fruit is fermented in whole clusters exclusively with native yeast. Use of new French oak is minimal.
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2010 Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley

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